10 Ways to Take Care of the Environment and Make a Difference
Can there be anything more shocking and painful than seeing your entire planet drying up right in front of your eyes? We believe not. The irresponsible human acts, such as over-consumption of natural resources, deforestation, and production of the chemical waste burdens the environment and has a harmful impact on human lives as well.
It’s that time when we as individuals must contribute to protect and sustain our environment. Here are a few simple ways with which you can make a difference.
Plant More Trees - Trees are the greatest source of oxygen that remove carbon dioxide and provide fresh and pure air to breathe. They help decrease ozone level in the environment, reduce noise pollution, and offer various fruits and flowers that provide several health benefits.
Save Electricity - Always switch off the light, fan or A.C when you walk out of the room or don’t need them. Try to make better use of sunlight and avoid using artificial lights at daytime. Unplug the electronic appliance when you are not using them. Along with helping the environment, it saves your electricity as well!!
Save Water - Water is a natural resource and its supply is finite, therefore, to preserve our environment and minimize the effect of drought, it is necessary to conserve water. It takes a great number of resources to get fresh and clean water delivered to your house, so please don’t waste it and use it wisely.
Go Paperless or Use Less Paper - In the office or at home, we all take print out of documents, tickets, and flyers, etc. Most of the time we throw away half-used notepads. Many trees are cut down every year to produce paper. So, by saving paper, you can do a huge favor to conserve the environment.
Save Fuel - Walking or riding your bicycle to commute to work, school, and other places will cut down the fuel consumption and burn some calories, which is also beneficial for your health.
Use Jute Bags - Avoid using plastic or paper bags every time you go grocery shopping. Because plastic is harmful to the environment that takes almost 450 years to decompose. Jute is a natural fiber that lasts longer and when left unused gets destroyed on its own without contributing to the environmental pollution.
Compost - When you decompose the organics in landmines, they produce methane and other greenhouse gases, which absorbs the heat from the sun and contributes to warming the earth. Try to decompose your food and other organic waste. The compost makes a natural fertilizer that enriches the soil and helps produce healthy fruits and vegetables.
Recycle - Recycling minimizes pollution and preserves our natural resources. Buy products that can be recycled or made from recycled materials. Collect the materials that can be recycled and throw them in a recycle bin provided by the local council.
The problems we are facing now are tough. However, the good news is that, you don’t have to be an expert or a millionaire to save the Planet – everyone can help to do their bit for the environment. It’s that time when we as an individual must contribute to protect and sustain our environment. Here are a few simple ways with which you can make a difference.